NE Fantasy 2016 (ID# 394375)

Dead Perezidents Draft Report Card

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Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Dead Perezidents Might Make Playoffs but Probably Not

Draft Summary

While Dead Perezidents is no world-beater, this is a team that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking ninth overall, Dead Perezidents is projected to land in sixth place in NE Fantasy 2016 League with a record of 6-7-0 (2,153 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (49th overall), RB Ezekiel Elliott (9th), WR Mike Evans (12th), and TE Greg Olsen (32nd) within the first five rounds. They also have one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Elliott, LeSean McCoy and DeMarco Murray to their roster.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Dead Perezidents has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the hardest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, Dead Perezidents also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden

    Dead Perezidents has four above-average positions with TE and QB projected to lead the way.

  • Close to the Vest

    Dead Perezidents was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 9 years of NFL experience, Dead Perezidents is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Heavenly Handcuff

    Pittsburgh's back-up made the most of his opportunity to start last year, and when the dust had settled on the 2015 season, only one RB (Devonta Freeman) appeared on more first-place rosters than DeAngelo.

  • Mr. Relevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of New York was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move, Dead Perezidents.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Elliott is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fourth in the NFL with 313 touches.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their second-round pick, Dead Perezidents pulled the trigger. They took Mike Evans at pick number 12 despite an ADP of just 23.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's LeSean McCoy time! He should run cool this season with 223 projected points.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 942).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Like Elway in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,805) and passing TDs (31.5).

Best Available

Dead Perezidents could potentially upgrade K and WR, but K is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 87
    • Blair Walsh
    • Rank 220, ADP 92
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 226, ADP 121
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.

  • Pick Number Minus ADP
    Pick Number

    Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.

  • Avg Points by Position vs League
        Team     League

    The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.

  • Schedule by Opponent Points
    Week

    Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.

How We Grade

Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."

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Dead Perezidents
1. (9) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (12) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (29) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (32) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (49) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (52) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
7. (69) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
8. (72) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
9. (89) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
10. (92) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
11. (109) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
12. (112) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
13. (129) Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ - QB)
14. (132) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
15. (149) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
16. (152) New York (NYJ - DEF)
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